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10/23/14: Partner at Szaferman Lakind of Princeton receives honor (from On Wednesday, October 15, Robert (Bob) Lytle, Esq., a Partner at Szaferman Lakind, was presented with the Equal Justice Medal for extraordinary pro bono contributions to Legal Services of New Jersey, and in particular Central Jersey Legal Services.

09/19/14: Pre-Obamacare Numbers Show Big Increase in Uninsured NJ Residents (from NJ Spotlight) - Number of people in the state without health coverage likely to be much lower because of ACA sign-ups for 2014.

09/19/14: Census numbers show poverty on the rise in New Jersey (from New Jersey 101.5) - Poverty rates in most states have stabilized, but New Jersey was one of three states that saw a jump in both the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013.

09/18/14: Number of poor in N.J. spikes; Philadelphia shows small drop (from - New Jersey registered the highest increase in the number of poor people in America between 2012 and 2013, while poverty dropped slightly in Philadelphia.

09/18/14: Nearly 1 million people now live in poverty in N.J., Census says (from - New Jersey was one of three states that saw both a jump in the number of people living in poverty and the poverty rate in 2013, according to new Census numbers.

09/15/14: Map shows where in NJ most struggling families live (from - While the rate of inflation between 2007 and 2012 was 7 percent, the minimum amount that the United Way calculates that a family of four or a single adult needs in order to survive in New Jersey increased by 19 percent.

09/15/14: Struggling to survive: 38 percent of N.J. households can't meet basic needs (from

09/14/14: Poverty Benchmarks 2014 offers a grim picture of the continuing depth of poverty and the broad ramifications of wide-scale unemployment and the changing nature of the labor market in the Garden State. The study raises the possibility that unusually high poverty the last several years—the highest rates of increase in decades—may well be on the verge of becoming a fixture of life in the Garden State.

09/06/14: Hard truths about class and poverty: Opinion (from - What do the recently married Angelina Jolie, potential 2016 White House contender Jeb Bush and Korean pop star Psy have in common? They all achieved great wealth and success. They also didn’t have to bother. Their parents were loaded before anyone knew what “Gangnam Style” was.

08/31/14: Nearly a third of N.J. residents considered poor, new report shows (from - Though New Jersey is often cited as one of the wealthiest states in the nation, nearly a third of its residents lived in poverty in 2012, according to a new report that aims to redefine what it means to be poor in the state.

08/31/14: LSNJ PRI’s latest report, What is Poverty? Measuring Deprivation in New Jersey, defines poverty based on what it really costs to live in New Jersey.

07/31/14: FEMA chief grilled over Superstorm Sandy issues (from - Under pressure from Northeast senators, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday that an independent government watchdog will examine whether anti-fraud efforts are shortchanging victims of Superstorm Sandy.

06/23/14: Parents who regained custody of children are celebrated (from - When Cherie Tolliver was pregnant with her third child last year, she tested positive for marijuana use and her baby was taken away from her at birth.

03/26/14: Allamuchy Township settles lawsuit with residents who claimed rent was raised illegally (from - Several Allamuchy Township residents who claimed rent on their affordable-housing apartments was illegally hiked have reached a settlement with the township.